September 20, 2013 · 2:03 pm
Recently, I learned that carrot tops (or leaves, rather) are edible. Who knew! Well, obviously, I was left out in the dark on that one. lol!
And so I discovered that yummy fact on Cuisinette‘s blog, when she decided to do a pesto with it. OH MY! Had to try this asap! So a week later, I went to do the groceries, and to my surprise, there were carrots sold with the leaves as well (kind of a somewhat rare thing to see in regular grocery stores…), so I jumped on the occasion.
Once home, I washed them all up, cut the unleafy parts of the stems, and mixed that all up in the food processor with regular pesto ingredients: parmesan cheese, garlic, nuts (all I had were soya seeds, worked perfect!), lemon, olive oil, salt and pepper. Ah, and I also put in half of what was left of my parsley on the balcony. Autumn is just around the corner, after all, don’t wanna waste it! :)
Conclusion: it is DELICIOUS.
Plus, the green color won’t oxidize like the basil version, so if you like to take some pictures of your food like I do, it’s a winner!
Now, go try it. :P
Filed under Food, My Life
Tagged as carrot, cooking, food, homemade, leaf, leaves, pesto, recipe, spread, top
March 15, 2013 · 9:45 am
Meyer Lemon Macadamia Nut Tart
Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad with Pan-Fried Goat Cheese and Pomegranate
Butternut Squash Risotto with Pine Nuts, Balsamic Drizzle, and Fried Sage
Arugula Pistachio Pesto
Love & Olive Oil is the blog of Lindsay and Taylor, a regular couple crazy in love with cooking. They offer their readers recipe ideas and gorgeous eye feasts – stunning pictures.
To add to that, they have 2 small businesses to run, just launched a book called Breakfast for Dinner, and started challenging themselves in the cooking department as well (it’s always easy to stay in one’s comfort zone, ain’t it?). Busy couple!
SO MUCH to browse, go crazy! :P
January 29, 2013 · 3:07 pm
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Found out about these fabulous customizable cutting boards from WoodInk via Vanessa‘s (personnal) Facebook page. How wonderful!
From meat cuts to cutting grids to chevrons and more, at least one of these babies will pierce your heart and you’ll WANT IT NOW. For sure.
May 21, 2012 · 10:59 am
Loving the little color touches on these Silver Pine Woodwork carved utensils and bowls! So simple, yet so special.
November 2, 2011 · 10:23 am
My friend Paule suggested that I look at this beet cake video recipe by Tiger In A Jar that she found on Bess’ blog yesterday. What a beauty!!
Turns out Matt and Julie made plenty of other great little motion pieces (some including stop motion) for everyone to look at on their Vimeo! Various subjects are treated, all visual gems, if you ask me! :)
Go snoop around their blog (you’ll also find awesome photography there!), you wont regret it!!
Via } The English Muffin
Since I’m on the subject of videos (a subject I don’t visit often, huh?), my friend Christine Chevarie is working on a little video on my work right about now!
She came to film last Friday (above, featuring my oh-so-chill cat, Kobe), and I CAN’T WAIT to see the results! Her boyfriend and herself even created a little tune, sort of in the Angus and Julia Stone style, for it! Just so awesome! I’ll let you know here of course when it’s ready!
Meanwhile, check out this little video (it’s in French, but worth it even if you don’t understand!) she made on canning tomatoes (below). Half of these people are my friends, and the little guy, Hubert, is the child of my oldest friend Emilie, and he apparently loves me. He offers me his firefighter trucks (his favorites) every time I see him. If that isn’t love, I dunno what is. Yep. hehe :)
February 17, 2011 · 9:40 pm
Lucile’s Kitchen is a little shop owned by, well, Lucile from Paris! She is an illustrator, and we could also say she has a passion for food and cooking and baking!
She draws and paints fabulous visual recipes, and sells examples in print for all to enjoy! How perfect for any kitchen, right?
And if recipes are not your thing (aka you prefer to just eat lol), there are some non-recipe prints as well, like the one on “macarons”. But CAUTION! May cause addictions! :D
À la cuisine!!!
October 13, 2009 · 11:14 am
Oh MY! How cute are these tiny single serving pies? I’m about to faint! lol
As soon as I saw them I instantly wanted to follow the recipe and make some. Which, by the way, never happens to me… I can’t seem to successfully follow a recipe and have it look and taste like it’s supposed to (except my mom’s meatball sauce)! I’m more of a freestyle cook: take ideas from recipes and use what’s in the fridge in my kind of cooking. No wonder I never made a desert in my life (for someone who LOVES deserts, this is weird right?), unless it came in a powder from a box. lol!
Anyway! Maybe it’s their size, but these look like I could perhaps achieve them! Maybe I’ll try… Not sure yet!
Learn more about these tiny cuties over at Our Best Bites!
Via } For Me For You
Filed under Food
Tagged as cooking, food, pie
January 14, 2009 · 12:07 pm
Woah! My last posts are almost all about food! Anyway, y’all don’t seem to mind :)
This year I got all Etsy gifts from my boyfriend! YAY! (So yes, he finally has an account!! Woohoo!)
One of them was by the lovely Montreal seller Julie aka Purpose Design, whom I had the chance to meet a month ago at one of my craft shows. I now have the large Chai Tea Kit that I wanted to have for like, forever! WOOHOO!! It’s super YUM!!
But tea is not the only thing happening over there! Spices, spices and more spices! Stuff I’ve never even heard of like fenugreek, galanga, turmeric and caraway seeds. (In my defense, I might actually know what they are if I had the French word for them!) You can take already assembled kits (mexican, french, asian and more!), or you can customize your own by choosing yourself! Everything comes in cute tins and a wonderful hand brushed aluminum box!
Her shop happens to be 2yr old this week, so she’s having a great SALE (Jan. 13 to 20)! Head on over there to the Shop Announcement for details.
Happy Etsyversary Julie!!
January 13, 2009 · 9:23 pm
By Pinkkiss, $10 a set.
I saw these wonderfully cute salt and pepper “bowls” (above) today on Etsy, and thought it would really be nice to browse a little and find some more awesome containers for these two most used spices in the kitchen!
Just click on the pictures to get more info on each individual seller’s items! :)
November 20, 2008 · 11:52 am
Ok, so I’m not just showing you my breafast from yesterday just to show you my breafast from yesterday. lol
Sometimes I like to do “customer appreciation pictures” to leave with my feedback of purchases on Etsy. And since I love to photograph some of my food moments and put those in my Flickr Food Set, this one was a given!
So anyway, all this to talk to you about 2 fabulous new things I ordered and received in the mail recently.
First, the “Ordinary Sparkling Moments (reflections on success and contentment)” book from Christine Mason Miller, aka SwirlyGirl.
O.M.G. I loooooove this book!!!
It is SO inspirational, motivational, beautiful, meaningful, and relaxing. Yes, relaxing!! Everytime I read a few pages, I feel so much more relaxed and positive and inspired, like it’s a magic potion or something! lol! The illustrations and collages are also wonderful!! Everything just fits, like some puzzle pieces.
And me tell you one more thing: it’s not just for the ladies! My boyfriend read a few pages and liked the words very much, so this confirms me that’s it’s pretty much a book for everybody!
YOU. HAVE. TO. GET. IT!!
Hardcover $48, Softcover $28.
Second, I had these cute ramekins custom made for me by trpottery. I used to almost never eat eggs, and I don’t know why but recently I started eating a lot more and love them! So I wanted some little ramekins to cook some slowly in the oven where the little salt and peppah just kinda melts in it and it’s yummy!
(I also ordered something else related to eggs, I am waiting for it in the mail, you’ll have to wait to know! hehe)
Also check out Tara’s other shop called SmokyPendants with plenty of wonderful smoke-fired pendants. I just love smoke-fired pottery, it just has that je-ne-sais-quoi extra!
Filed under Art, Food, Handmade, Pottery & Clay, Reading
Tagged as Art, book, christine mason miller, cooking, etsy, food, handmade, illustration, pottery